Public sector employers are the meanest when it comes to giving Christmas parties for staff, according to new research.
Only 27 per cent of public sector employers provide a party or lunch compared to 81 per cent of private sector employers.
Reward More...07 December 2004 10:33
Councils are facing a crisis in recruitment for regulatory services such as trading standards and environmental health, according to the Employers' Organisation for Local Government (EO), which has invested £780,500 to tackle skills shortages.
The fun More...19 November 2004 12:12
The Conservatives have vowed to pay students up to £2,000 to take up under-subscribed university courses such as chemistry, physics, engineering and foreign languages.
Michael Howard will make the announcement later today in a speech at Cambridge Univ More...12 November 2004 16:00
It appears the Government’s push towards a more flexible working nation is paying off with news that 90 per cent of the UK’s leading businesses now see flexible working as an "established, accepted way of working".
New research by Citrix Systems asses More...10 November 2004 15:05
Forget trendy HR strategies such as flexible working and employer branding. If bosses want to hang on to their talented employees they need to offer decent pay, career progression, and a stimulating working environment.
Research into staff retention f More...02 November 2004 00:00
The House of Fraser solves its IT recruitment problems by paying undergraduate IT students retainers to join the firm after they graduate, the company has revealed.
The department store chain, one of a growing number of firms to focus their IT recruit More...27 October 2004 15:25
The lure of promotion is the best way to get workers to put in extra effort and do unpaid overtime, according to a new survey. More...22 October 2004 00:00
A quarter of recorded pay deals in the year to August 2004 have an element based on merit or performance, according to new research.
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No amount of spin could disguise the findings of last week's Turner Commission report - the UK is well and truly in the midst of a pensions.
None of the solutions offered by Turner - higher taxes, working longer or increasing savings - are particu More...19 October 2004 14:49
Sainsbury’s is implementing a series of new HR initiatives in an attempt to improve staff morale, as part of a £950m rescue plan.
The supermarket chain, unveiling the results of a three-month strategic review, admitted that low staff morale has been More...19 October 2004 09:01
OH needs to pick up some serious leadership and influencing skills if it is to be the major force that the Government seems to expect it to become. Heather Falconer shows how the profession is responding More...05 October 2004 00:00
Sabbaticals are a win-win situation. Employees reap the benefits of rest or a change, and the business gains greater staff retention. More...10 August 2004 17:07
Long-term relationships at work are back in vogue as employers tire of the disposable workforce. Or so the facts suggest More...10 August 2004 15:10
With a new managing director and a place on the board, the HR director at TNT Express has a lot to look forward to. More...27 April 2004 15:42
Last week, Paul Kearns looked at the business drivers for human capital management. This week, he shows us how they can be achieved. More...20 April 2004 13:11
In the first of a two-part series on human capital management,Paul Kearns looks at the business case for measuring your 'number one asset' More...13 April 2004 13:29
In week two of our three-part series on e-HR transformation, Martin Reddington, Mark Withers and Mark Williamson look at how to gain stakeholder engagement More...30 March 2004 17:10
Change and reform are top priorities for the Society of Personnel Directors Scotland. Andy Moore finds out how its president plans to push for progress
The Society of Personnel Directors Scotland (SPDS), which represents public sector HR, has taken More...30 March 2004 13:16
A recent survey reveals that organisations have not got to grips with how best to motivate and retain staff using benefits packages despite clear evidence that they can work wonders with morale. More...23 March 2004 11:19
As well as keeping them happy, rewarding staff can help organisations with retention and development. More...17 February 2004 15:15